Balasore (Odisha), February 1: Woman threw eggs at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during an event in Balasore. The eggs flew past him and hit some other people before falling near the podium, police said. Also Read - As Indians Stay Inside in Lockdown, Over 8 Lakh Olive Ridley Turtles Appear on Odisha Coast to Lay Around 6 cr Eggs
Two persons, including the wife of a Bharatiya Janata Party activist, have been detained in this regard, they said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Odisha to Set up Country’s Largest COVID-19 Hospital, Will be Functional in Fortnight
The attack took place during the inauguration of Talsari beach festival under Bhograi block in Balasore district. Local MLA and Higher Education Minister Anant Das, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda and Korei MLA Akash Das Nayak were also present at the event.
“This is an unfortunate incident. We have detained two persons including a woman,” Niti Sekhar, Balasore Superintendent of Police said.
“The woman brought eggs in her bag and threw them from the barricade. She is being interrogated,” the officer said.
The woman, identified as the wife of a BJP activist, threw eggs targeting Patnaik to protest against the detention of her husband ahead of the Chief Minister’s arrival in the district.
The Biju Janata Dal has condemned the incident. “The act is condemnable. The opposition party (BJP) is intolerant of the success of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and is resorting to such hooliganism. There are many instances of opposition parties being intolerant,” said Jeevan Pradip Das, BJD MLA from the district.
With inputs from PTI